Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Car will not go into any gear.

asked by on

Entering the fwy shifting from 3rd to 4th gear, all of a sudden could shift into any gear. I pulled to the side of the road and stopped and had to have the car towed.

My car has 110000 miles.
My car has a manual transmission.

A: If you are able to move the shifter with th...

If you are able to move the shifter with the car off, then it may be the clutch. If you cannot move the shifter at all engine running or not, then it could be the shifter linkage itself, or something like the shifter fork or synchronizer inside the transmission has broken. I’d suggest having the car looked at by a certified technician, like one from YourMechanic, who can diagnose the issue with your gears firsthand for an accurate repair.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Ask a Mechanic
(100% Free)

Have a car question? Get free advice from our top-rated mechanics.

Ask A Mechanic
Over 10,000 questions answered!

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: Transfer case is making a noise.

Hi there. Depending on what type of noise that the transfer case is making, the oil type and amount has a big factor in the transfer case emitting a noise. If the wrong type of fluid is put in the...

Q: I have a 2001 Saab 93 turbo automatic and it keeps stalling. Once it does, I have to wait about 20-30 mins to restart.

Hi there. Check the spark plugs and see if they have been replaced. The plugs in your engine are designed to last between 80,000 to 100,000 miles. Replace the spark plugs if they have not been changed. If the symptom...

Q: Where would I go to remove marks left by an egg

Hey there. I would recommend first taking the vehicle to or having a car detailer to look at the damage to see if it just needs a good cleaning and waxed or the damage requires the paint to be repaired...

Related articles

P0240 OBD-II Trouble Code: Turbocharger Boost Sensor B Circuit Range/Performance
P0240 code definition Turbocharger Boost Sensor B Circuit Range/Performance What the P0240 code means P0240 is an OBD-II generic code triggered when the Engine Control Module (ECM) detects the intake boost...
How to Avoid Back Pain in a Car
If you have back problems, sitting in a car for an extended period of time can be excruciating. Even without back problems, you could experience discomfort and soreness from...
P2103 OBD-II Trouble Code: Throttle Actuator Control Motor Circuit High
P2103 means there is a fault with the throttle actuator control motor circuit, likely due to a defective electrical component or part.